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Sheikh Mohammed visits injured motorist
DUBAI: Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum visited an injured motorist in the hospital. The man crashed his car in an under construction pit last week. The photo of the Dubai Ruler visiting the injured motorist went viral. The image was shared by “UAE Royal Family” which goes by the Instagram name “emiratesroyalfamily.” Sheikh Mohammed took stock of
 
 
‘Solving refugee crisis key to peace’
SHARJAH: Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of The Big Heart Foundation, TBHF, Eminent Advocate for Refugee Children at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR and wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, has called on world governments and international organisations to put the worldwide refugee crisis at the top of their agendas. Sheikha Jawaher’s call coincides with the World
   
UAE protects refugees, says Hamdan Bin Zayed
ABU DHABI: Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the ERC, affirmed the UAE’s commitment to support refugees, highlight their humanitarian situation and help them overcome their conditions. In his statement for the annual International Day of Refugees on June 20, he said that the UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is perform
 
 
Geneva Centre praises UAE Cabinet’s decision
DUBAI: Dr. Hanif Hassan Al Qasim, Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, praised the decision of the UAE Cabinet, led by the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to grant one-year residency permits to the citizens of countries facing wars and disaster, as a humanitarian gesture that will help ease their suffering and provide
   
‘Eid beggar’ caught with Dhs100,000
DUBAI: ‘The Combat Begging’ Campaign launched by Dubai Police in collaboration with a number of local entities in the emirate ended with the arrest of the ‘Eid beggar’, in whose artificial limb an estimated amount of Dhs100,000 in various currencies was found. According to Major General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police for Criminal Investigation Affairs, the campaign, which is organised by
 
 
UAE bans live birds from Russia
DUBAI: The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MoCCAE, has banned the import of all species of domestic and wild live birds, ornamental birds, chicks, hatching eggs, meats and meat products and non-heat-treated wastes from the affected region and from previously infected provinces Respublika Kalmykia, Astrakhanskaya Oblast, Kostromskaya Oblast in the Russian Federation. The decision came based on a notification from the
   
Philippine Consul General, staff feted
DUBAI: It was double victory for the 46 officers and men of the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai (PCGDXB) on Sunday when the diplomatic mission and Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes were recognised with outstanding honours by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the “120th Foundation Anniversary” of Manila’s Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). PCGDXB was inaugurated on April 6, 2004, 24 years after the establishment of the UAE
 
 
Dubai Cares launches menstrual hygiene plan
DUBAI: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, launched a new programme in Zimbabwe titled “Wash Up! Girl Talk” in partnership with Sesame Workshop. The Dhs3,497,172 programme aims to empower primary school-aged children to practise and promote healthy water, sanitation and hygiene behaviour, particularly around menstrual health. This 2-year programme is set to impact a total of 25,000 girls aged 10
   
Costa Rica keen on eco tie-up with UAE
ABU DHABI: The Republic of Costa Rica said yesterday that it is looking forward to working with the UAE in promoting the importance of renewable energy. The Embassy of the Republic of Costa Rica to the UAE said in a statement yesterday, “Costa Rica looks forward to teaming up with countries like the UAE in raising awareness on the importance of clean energy to construct the green sustainable economy of the near future.”
 
 
Rapist lures woman with visa offer
DUBAI: A man ensnared a female illegal resident in a rape trap after promising to assist her obtain a visa, the Dubai Criminal Court heard on Tuesday. The Arab employee, 23, forcibly stripped and abused the Moroccan woman, 29, inside his friend’s apartment in Al Warqaa at around 6:20am on Mar.12, according to her complaint at the Rashidiyah Police Station. He was arrested on Mar.21 in the same apartment and found with narcotic
   
Limit use of electrical appliances, urges Dewa
DUBAI: The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has launched the “Peak Load” awareness campaign to encourage people to limit the use of appliances that use a lot of energy during peak-load hours from 12:00 - 18:00. This is part of DEWA’s “Let’s Make This Summer Green” campaign, which includes tips and guidelines to reduce electricity and water use during the summer. DEWA is urging customers to reschedule the use of
 
 
Abu Dhabi department penalises reckless driver
ABU DHABI: The Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (DoT) announced on Tuesday that it had withdrawn a driver’s permit from a school bus driver. The reckless driver ignored the “STOP” sign, on the school bus. He was driving fecklessly and risked hitting the child who was crossing to get home in Al Falah residential area. The recent incident happened while the school bus waited for the supervisor who was helping the child cross the
   
Yoga day in Abu Dhabi on Thursday
ABU DHABI: The 4th International Day of Yoga (IDY) will be celebrated in the iconic Umm Al Emarat Park on Thursday. Thousands of participants including school and university students, diplomats, women and children and people of all age group and nationalities are expected to participate. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, will grace the occasion as Chief Guest. Gates will open at 6.30pm. Various yoga
 
 
Sharjah Police receive civic body team
SHARJAH: The Sharjah Police Forensic Laboratory has received a delegation from the Central Laboratories Management of Sharjah Municipality. The visit comes within the framework of the Sharjah Police General Command’s interest in supporting scientific and technical relations with its partners in the local departments. During the visit, the Sharjah Municipality’s delegation was briefed on the main practices, the technical tasks, as
   
Twins jailed for beating up policewoman
DUBAI: Two inebriated twin sisters who shoved down a policewoman and rained blows and kicks on her at a police station were on Tuesday imprisoned for six months. Both British legal consultants, 37, pushed the Emirati policewoman, 28. She slumped on her back, hitting her head on the ground. They reiterated an insult targeting her and all Arab women. This happened at Al Barsha Police Station on Aug.4, 2017. Even while at the foren
 
 
Manicurist denies kicking policewoman
DUBAI: A rowdy manicurist kicked a female police officer to the ground, fractured her hand and cursed her during attempts to check whether she was drunk, a court head. The Arab defendant, 24, landed at the Dubai Criminal Court on Tuesday charged with kicking down the Emirati policewoman, 43, before smacking her with the edge of shackles on Feb.28. She shouted curses against her and her children. She prayed that they die.
   
Hedayah discusses ‘Realigning Crime, Terror Nexus’
ABU DHABI: Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, CVE, led a discussion with the public on ‘Realigning the Crime-Terror Nexus’ that took place at the sixth edition of Debating Security Plus, convened by Friends of Europe. The recurring phenomenon shows clear interactions between violent extremist groups and organised criminal groups in illicit activities. From a CVE perspective, drivers
 
 
Passenger caught with narcotics
DUBAI: The Dubai Public Prosecution has referred an Indian identified as RSA, 26, to the Dubai Criminal Court on charges of smuggling and possessing drugs weighing 6.8 kilogrammes for peddling purposes. According to the official documents, a Dubai Customs inspector suspected one of the passengers, after noticing his travel bag that seemed unusually large. The defendant was later arrested while exiting the gate.
   
University Hospital Sharjah brings Kangaroo Mother Care
SHARJAH: Newborns and preterm infants should be given very special and sensitive kind of treatment and care and that’s what Kangaroo Mother Care and Father Care (KMC & FC) brings—innovative and effective ways to meet a baby’s needs for warmth, breastfeeding, protection from infection, stimulation, safety and love. The programme, which has been newly introduced at University Hospital Sharjah (UHS), provides care for preterm infant
 
 
Careless lane shifting results in two collisions
SHARJAH: A driver sustained minor injuries following a collision that involved four vehicles on Al Khan Street in Sharjah on Tuesday. A report on the collision was received by Sharjah Police’s operations room at 1am on Tuesday. The collision took place after the driver, an Arab, 21, carelessly moved from a service road into the main street without confirming if the road was clear. The vehicle hit another, that was on the main
   
Youth goes missing
FUJAIRAH: Major General Mohammed Ahmed Bin Ghanem Al Kaabi, Commander-in-Chief of Fujairah Police have sent a special team looking for a missing UAE national identified as SKK, who is in his thirties, following the complaint that his parents lodged with the police on Thursday. The team has intensified its efforts to find the missing individual, and the search is still ongoing.
 
 
Roommate stabs friend to death
FUJAIRAH: Fujairah Criminal Court on Tuesday heard the case of an Asian in his thirties, who has been murdered. According to the official documents, the defendant and the victim lived in a bachelor pad. On the day of the incident, both the defendant and the victim sat with five other friends and drank excess alcohol. Later, the defendant and the victim got into a heated discussion that led to physical fight. The other bachelors in
   
Female visitor bullies airport officer
DUBAI: A female visitor who was requested to get out of a queue allocated for GCC nationals pushed and threatened to torment an airport officer and bragged about being a martial artist. The Arab woman, 33, threatened the Emirati residency directorate warrant officer, 34, and repeatedly pushed him in a provocative manner inside the Dubai International Airport on Feb.12. She was sued on Tuesday. Prosecutors charged her with
 
 
Connivers bribe civil servant
DUBAI: Dubai Public Prosecution has referred an Arab identified as KM and a Pakistani identified as RAW to the Criminal Court for allegedly offering a bribe of Dhs50,000 to a civil servant in return for speeding up government transactions. According to the official documents, the Arab defendant, a salesman, offered Dhs50,000 to a civil servant for his assistance in having 38 transactions for the company he worked to be issued at a
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